Parenting

Seasons of Parenting Books for the Ages & Stages

Seasons of Parenting Books for the Ages & Stages

Parenting is a job that no on really prepares you for. There aren’t really classes or instruction manuals for parenting our children! There are however many parenting books that can help us along the way on our parenting journey. Seasons of Parenting Books for the Ages & Stages Throughout my many years of parenting three(…)

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7 Reasons to Let Kids Play Video Games

7 Reasons to Let Kids Play Video Games

We are living in a world where children are significantly more exposed to technology. Modern kids have access to technology that their parents have only dreamed about when they were young. For instance, today’s children have smartphones and tablets they use for communication, gaming and many other things. They also have the Internet which many(…)

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Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents

Given that I have been a parent for over seventeen years now you might think this book comes a little late for me, alas it does not. While I think Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents is a must read for ALL expecting parents, there is also value to be had from those(…)

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The 10 Myths of Teen Dating ~ Practical Advice for Parents

The 10 Myths of Teen Dating ~ Practical Advice for Parents

I remember the trepidation in me when my oldest daughter was nearing dating age. When they leave our house, we lose control. One of the things I have found to be most important is to foster relationships with our children that include an open line of communication. If you build a relationship from the ground(…)

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Online Safety for Teens Using a Parental Control App

Online Safety for Teens Using a Parental Control App

While I say teens, the conversation and act of using a parental control app for online safety seems to need to start earlier and earlier. Most children are exposed to the Internet at the age of 6! So while online safety for teens is important, you most likely should be starting earlier than the teen years!(…)

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Creating a Cell Phone Contract for Teens or better yet start a conversation!

Creating a Cell Phone Contract for Teens or better yet start a conversation!

Do your teens have cell phones? Have you talked about the expectations that come along with that privilege? Beyond just creating a cell phone contract for teens, it is important to have conversations about your expectations and theirs. This letter, and ones like it, have been circulating around the Internet. You can also find tons(…)

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A Teens Guide to the 5 Love Languages – Review

A Teens Guide to the 5 Love Languages – Review

Have you heard of the 5 Love Languages? I have found that learning and applying the 5 Love Languages to all my significant relationships has greatly improved each one. It has also helped me to better understand myself. Using the principles behind the 5 Love Languages enriches relationships. Do you know how it would be(…)

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Intentional Living – No More “Too Busy”

Intentional Living – No More “Too Busy”

How many times has someone asked you how you were and your response was, “Busy!” It seems we are always busy. It doesn’t matter if you are a mom or dad, working outside or inside the home, have big kids or littles, participate in swimming, soccer, dance, theater, etc, we are ALL busy in our(…)

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The Super Mega List of Family Friendly Movies {150+ Titles}

The Super Mega List of Family Friendly Movies {150+ Titles}

Come one, come all, in spring, summer, winter, or fall! Grab your popcorn and sit down for a family movie night! I have compiled a list of family friendly movies to be enjoyed by all! This list includes some for younger kids, some for older kids, and you might just find you adults might enjoy(…)

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Moms of Teens: It’s NOT Just Babies That Are Time Consuming

Moms of Teens: It’s NOT Just Babies That Are Time Consuming

There is always talk about how exhausted new moms are, and rightfully so, babies are demanding! Then you have the toddlers who never cease to move, all the while creating havoc along the way. As my littlest began moving through these stages, and my oldest grew farther and farther into the teens years, I thought(…)

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Tips to Help Instill a Positive Attitude in Your Children {It Will Take Them Farther Than Just Good Grades}

Tips to Help Instill a Positive Attitude in Your Children {It Will Take Them Farther Than Just Good Grades}

What’s more important for kids – a positive attitude or good grades? If you answered good grades, you may be wrong. Positive attitude seems to be a better indicator of future success, according to research. Psychologist Carol Dweck from Stanford University reports his study revealed attitude is a better predictor of success than IQ. The(…)

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Is Your Child Ready for a Smartphone?

Is Your Child Ready for a Smartphone?

Is your child ready for a smartphone? There are definitely some things to consider before going down this road with your child. To begin with we need to recognize that every family, every situation, and every child is different and needs to be looked at and considered as such. What works for one child might not(…)

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